[Cocci] [PATCH] coccinelle: api: detect duplicate chip data arrays

Liam Breck liam at networkimprov.net
Thu Oct 5 21:46:42 CEST 2017


Hi Joe,

On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 12:30 PM, Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-10-05 at 21:19 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
>> On Thu, 5 Oct 2017, Joe Perches wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2017-10-05 at 21:13 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
>> > > On Fri, 6 Oct 2017, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
>> > > > 2017-10-01 21:42 GMT+09:00 Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall at lip6.fr>:
>> > > > > This semantic patch detects duplicate arrays declared using BQ27XXX_DATA
>> > > > > within a single structure.  It is currently specific to the file
>> > > > > drivers/power/supply/bq27xxx_battery.c.
>> > > > > Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall at lip6.fr>
>> > > > Applied to linux-kbuild/misc.
>> > > Thanks for picking it up.
>> > If it is specific to one file, why not just run it
>> > and post the resultant patch?  Why have it in tree?
>> I guess that they anticipate that the data may change in the future?
>
> Aren't you the script author Julia?  Who is the "they"?
>
> I think having a script for a single file unnecessary.

Sebastian Reichel, the power-supply maintainer, requested this script.
I previously implemented this as a run-time check within ifdef DEBUG,
but that was rejected.


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